October 1, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Foursquare’s Android app has often been criticized by users who want something closer to what’s available on that other platform. Those naysayers can finally pipe down because Foursquare has released a major update to its Android app.
The new Foursquare has a more visually-appealing interface that looks smoother and less clunky. It has also added “Tips” and “To-Do” to the main navigation tabs. That will provide quick tips from friends and strangers when visiting a location, or allow users to check their To-Do of places they’d like to visit in a given area.
I’m very pleased with the improvements because the Foursquare app wasn’t the greatest to use. I have always preferred Gowalla because their Android app performed so much better (for me at least) but the small portions of my friends who bother with location-based check-in apps have opted for Foursquare. Good to see the company is continuing to improve the Android experience.
Other new features include:
- Friend information added to venue page
- Access friend requests from Me tab
- Refresh the Me tab
- Switched from xml to json for API calls